Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘I've had sort of passing acquaintanceship with a few of them.’
- ‘So many acquaintanceships start via the medium of computers and then develop in the flesh that it seems to me sometimes to be the only ‘proper’ way to do things.’
- ‘But, given her long acquaintanceship with him, it is extraordinary that she should have been so detached from the case for such a misjudgement to have occurred.’
- ‘Actually I have not often found it necessary to break off a net acquaintanceship.’
- ‘These relationships can be between friends, romantic partners, or just a passing acquaintanceship.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.